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One word for weekend weather: 'Phenomenal'

Posted April 3, 2009

— Now that any chance of severe weather has passed, Triangle residents can begin warming up to the sunny weather on its way this weekend.

"It should just be phenomenal," said WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

Friday will be windy with temperatures in the mid 70s. Most of the state is under a wind advisory until 9 p.m.

Southwesterly winds were expected to increase to 20 to 25 mph Friday morning with possible gusts as high as 35 to 40 mph. Winds should stay strong through the afternoon.

"The winds will still have an impact on us today," Gardner said.

Winds as strong as 35 mph can make driving difficult, especially for tall vehicles, such as tractor-trailers. A few downed trees are possible due to the saturated soils from recent rainfall.

Saturday will have sunny skies and temperatures in the lows 70s. Sunday will bring sunshine mixed with high, thin clouds and temperatures in the mid 70s.


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  • lornadoone Apr 3, 2009

    WOO HOO! can't wait to spend this wonderful weekend OUTSIDE! :) TGIF yall

  • me2you Apr 3, 2009

    Nice weather to go to the Home Show at the Fairgrounds.

  • Weetie Apr 3, 2009

    Look out flower beds, here I come!

  • time4real Apr 3, 2009

    another word for current weather!

    if there's anything left after the wind blows it apart, let us know!

  • ObamaMustGo aka NCcarguy Apr 3, 2009

    WOW.....you guys weren't even CLOSE!!

  • NCSUPackfan Apr 3, 2009

    and even if you were right about you're first comment, being "on the radar" is kind of like verbaige used in track or baseball, to be on deck...

    it's upcoming.

  • NCSUPackfan Apr 3, 2009

    Um, wind speed velocity is viewable on nexrad doppler

  • aintbackingdwn Apr 3, 2009

    Duh - wind doesn't show up on a radar.